Stockholm, Sweden, SE
This map shows a typical urban hike I might take from my apartment on the island of Södermalm in Stockholm, Sweden. I start with the overlook at Monteliusvägen, continue through Mariatorget, the square in my neighborhood, then I continue over to the lookout from Skinnarviks park, where you can see Stadshuset (city hall) and the apartments along Norr Mälarstrand. From there, I head to the allotment gardens located in Tanto park, then a stop by Fabrique bakery where I might pick up a tasty cinnamon bun or fresh loaf of levain bread for an afternoon fika (coffee break). On my way back to my apartment, if it is the weekend, a stop by Röde Orm to pick up a pizza dough for homemade pizza is a must!
This place is special to me because it's my secret winter escape. OK, maybe not so secret as thousands of snowbirds have discovered it as well. I love Tucson not only for the fun breweries, tasty eats, farmers markets, cool shops, and fascinating historical sights but the city is surrounded by nature. To the north you can hike at Catalina State Park and Sabino Canyon, to the east and west you'll find both sections of Saguaro National Park. When hiking you may be surprised to find the desert teems with life like hummingbirds, phainopeplas, hawks, roadrunners, ringtail cats and javelinas. The cactus wren pictured here is the state bird of Arizona. Hope you like my map! :) Come explore the desert!
FORT COLLINS, CO, US
My home away from home, the British Virgin Islands! Sunday mornings were hiking days and I had a few lucky occasions to join in on the fun. Walks in the rain or even getting caught in the bush without a machete still bring up fond memories. One small hike even brought us to a kayak spot for a little trip around the bay. With the help of our fearless hiking leader, this map was created as the group continues to hike around the island and provide me video and photo updates while being locked in Colorado. I can’t wait for our new adventures!
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This is my usual stomping ground during lockdown, I must have done this walk over 100 times! There's not usually much to see, just the usual dog walkers, squirrels, joggers, and occasionally the odd helicopter carrying a vehicle!
The evening is the best time for a little walk, just around the corner. The streets are calm, the people are at home and (… that’s the best, I admit it …) they turn their lights on! So you can see all that little stories of live behind the windows. And our cat? Feely is always very enthusiastic at the at the start, but she remembers her personal limits quite quickly. So only some big Meows follow me and a reproachful but relieved cat waits for me at the end. So we draw together a map about our walk in honour to that all-day-pleasures. And – as in every good map – there’s an unknown territory: the reign of the Grey Cat! (One day we’ve been there … but that is a story for another map!)
Let's take a walk in Testaccio, Rome to discover its delicious street foods! This neighbourhood offers great food all day long! I've listed all my favorite spots to enjoy breakfast, grab a quick bite and have a drink! Follow this street food map to eat and drink for the whole day as you walk through the neighbourhood.
This walk along the River Lea from Hackney Wick to the River Thames is a hidden gem here in East London. I recently discovered this wonderful route during Lockdown and it has been a welcome escape during this time. There are many wonderful sculptures along the way as part of the Line Sculpture Trail as well as fantastic views of the Olympic Park and unusual sites such as Abbey Mills Pumping Station and the Three Mills.
I took a long walk on saturday to explore my neighborhood but was massively disappointed. If you’ve ever visited Vienna in winter you know that we have barely snow here and it’s dizzy and foggy most of the time. While I walked down my favourite path I thought about summer and autumn where the weather is nice, the grass green and the area covered with grapevines. So I thought about: why not showing the path in my mind instead of the grey environment?
My 4 year old son is obsessed with trains so when his nursery was closed last year, we spent many a happy hour touring the bridges of our home town and getting to know our local area in a new way. Nothing would make him happier than to get a toot and wave from a train driver while we waved enthusiastically from the bridge! We developed our own set of nicknames for each bridge, most of which were coined by my son, and those are the names included on my map, The Bridges of Urmston.
Beautiful Indonesia Miniature Park which is located in Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia is a very pleasant location, you can go around Indonesia in just one day or even hours. There are many things that are typical of Indonesia that we can learn. Going out with family, friends, cycling or even walking is fun when you get there.
A Walk Through History. Kenley ,a small village in south London is full of beautiful woods and walks. I have lived here for the last 10 years and enjoyed this place very much. Kenley Air Field has fascinated me. Its an excellent area to walk and explore the history of Britain. This RAF Air Field was actively used until the late 1960.It played an important role in WWII and a lot of the original blast pens and bunkers still stand proudly to this day. Now this Air field and the runways are used by the Surrey Hill Gliding Club. The area around the air field is open for public use. We run, walk, jog, exercise, ride bikes ,walk the dogs and more. On a good day its perfect for a picnic.as you enjoy your sandwich and a drink you can also watch the gliders take off and land.